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Source: SXMIslandTime
20 May 2020 09:42 PM

Council Of Ministers To Deliberate Dutch Proposal For Financial Assistance With Parliament

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten The Council of Minister of St. Maarten has received a proposal from the Kingdom Council of Ministers on the liquidity support for St. Maarten to be able to carry out the Sint Maarten Stimulus and Relief Plan (SSRP).

On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte, Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra and State Secretary Raymond Knops, in a hastily called meeting with the Prime Ministers of the Dutch Caribbean via video conference, verbally outlined the intentions of the Netherlands to assist the countries in this time of crisis and beyond Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
20 May 2020 04:42 PM

St. Maarten Accepts Dutch Proposal Providing It Does Not Trample On Laws

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs.

PHILIPSBURG--Although St. Maarten believes that the take it or leave it, proposal from the Kingdom government as liquidity support in the form of a loan for St. Maarten, is a slap in the face of the country, government has accepted the proposal as long as it does not infringe on local and kingdom la Read more


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Source: SMN-News
20 May 2020 10:57 AM

French And Dutch Will Not Be Meeting Today Wednesday, Health Ministry Working On Agreement.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The French and Dutch authorities will not be meeting today Wednesday as was planned. SMN News asked Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs to explain if the two sides are still cooperating since the Dutch side removed law enforcement on Sunday from the borders.
Jacobs said that from the inception St. Maarten wanted to close off the borders in France just like she did with China and the US, Jacobs said the Dutch Government pleaded with her not to shut off the EU flights and instead St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
20 May 2020 10:38 AM

~ Unions will be incorporated on how to cut civil servants salaries.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs announced at the weekly press briefing that the government of St. Maarten have accepted the conditions set down by the Kingdom Council (Dutch Government) in order for St. Maarten to receive the loan they requested from the Kingdom to assist its people during the global pandemic of COVID-19.
Jacobs said that the country informed the Kingdom that the government accepts the condition as long as it does not trample on the other laws that guide the country.
Jacobs said the decisions taken by the government was done in the best interest of its people in mind, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic that affects everyone and every country.
Jacobs further explained that several of the conditions were already being implemented by the government of St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
19 May 2020 06:47 PM

Jacobs: Some Dutch Conditions Unattainable, Do Not Consider Country's Economic Position

PHILIPSBURG--Some of the conditions proposed by the Dutch government for financial aid for St. Maarten are "unattainable" for the timeframe proposed and do not consider the country's economic position, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs said on Tuesday.

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Source: SMN-News
19 May 2020 06:32 PM

Hatchet Conditions Placed On St. Maarten For Liquidity Support.

~Take it or leave it stance from Dutch Government~

PHILIPSBURG:--- St. Maartens Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs in her address to parliament on Tuesday said that St. Maarten and the other Prime Ministers of the Kingdom namely Curacao, Aruba and St. Maarten were left out of the discussions on the conditions that the Kingdom will impose for the requested loan from the Dutch Government.
Jacobs said St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
19 May 2020 06:25 PM

Council Of Ministers To Deliberate Dutch Proposal For Financial Assistance With Parliament.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Council of Minister of St. Maarten has received a proposal from the Kingdom Council of Ministers on the liquidity support for St. Maarten to be able to carry out the Sint Maarten Stimulus and Relief Plan (SSRP).

On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte, Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra and State Secretary Raymond Knops, in a hastily called meeting with the Prime Ministers of the Dutch Caribbean via video conference, verbally outlined the intentions of the Netherlands to assist the countries in this time of crisis and beyond Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
18 May 2020 04:41 AM

Gibbs: Ball Is Now In The Court Of The French State On Border Management

MARIGOT--President of the Collectivit Daniel Gibbs said Sunday it is now up to the French State to take responsibility for border management following the decision by Dutch-side Prime Minister Silv Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
17 May 2020 06:14 PM

La Ministra De Justicia Juramenta La Asistencia Holandesa De Aplicacin De La Ley De Los Pases Bajos

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – La Honorable Ministra de Justicia Anna E. Richardson, dio la bienvenida y juramento en una serie de oficiales de Royal Marechaussee, oficiales de polica y marines holandeses reales que llegaron el 27 de abril del 2020 desde Holanda. y estarn aqu en St. Maarten hasta agosto del 2020. Todos haban sido chequeados por el COVID-19 antes de su partida de los Pases Bajos y nuevamente una vez que llegaron a Sint Maarten.

La solicitud de asistencia militar se realiz para garantizar que se mantenga el orden pblico y la seguridad pblica Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
17 May 2020 05:42 PM

Adjustments Made To Phased Reopening

TEATT Secretary General Miguel De Weever.

~ 6:00am to 8:00pm opening allowed from Phase 2 ~

PHILIPSBURG--Several adjustments have been made to the phased reopening plan of the country, with several businesses added and shifted within the reopening schedule.

Additionally, as of May 18, for Phase 2 of the reopening, businesses will be allowed to open from 6:00am to 8:00pm, from Mondays to Fridays. Businesses will continue to remain closed on Saturdays and Sundays to allow Collective Prevention Services (CPS) to conduct its community outreach programme to identify potential COVID-19 cases in the various districts.

Phase 2 reopening

Businesses added to the Phase 2 reopening schedule which goes into effect as of May 18 include dental services; taxis, which will be required to operate at 50 per cent capacity; horticulture establishments, such as flower and gift shops; and musical instrument, stationary and office supply stores such as dollar stores, so that children can have materials to work with should any school decide to reopen Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 May 2020 11:54 AM

French And Dutch Borders Reopened, Waivers Still Needed From Prefecture To Enter French Side. (Updated)

~ Tension and difference of opinion by Dutch and French on border reopening.~

MARIGOT/PHILIPSBURG:--- The containers and barriers placed at the Oyster Pond and Low Lands French and Dutch borders were removed by Dutch Law enforcement on Sunday morning.
The barriers that were placed at the Bellevue and Belle Plaine (Belvedere) Borders were also removed however, gendarmes that were taking shelter at the Belvedere crossing under the various sheds were forced out of the shelter since huge blocks were placed at the entrance and exit avoiding the gendarmes from entering the Dutch part of the border Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
17 May 2020 01:56 AM

Council Of Ministers Agree To Cease Border Controls For St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten After deliberation in the Council of Ministers’ meeting on Friday, May 15, 2020, it was decided that based on the efforts of the government to properly contain the virus, leading to a decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases on the both sides, as well as the bonds that exist between the people, it is no longer necessary to maintain the border controls and restrictions of movement between the two sides.

As of Sunday morning, which is a non-movement day, the Dutch Police Force will no longer control the internal borders of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
16 May 2020 08:32 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- After deliberation in the Council of Ministers' meeting on Friday, May 15, 2020, it was decided that based on the efforts of the government to properly contain the virus, leading to a decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases on both sides, as well as the bonds that exist between the people, it is no longer necessary to maintain the border controls and restrictions of movement between the two sides.
As of Sunday morning, which is a non-movement day, the Dutch Police Force will no longer control the internal borders of St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
16 May 2020 04:50 AM

Jacobs Calls Conditions For Dutch Financial Aid Indecent Proposal

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs.

PHILIPSBURG--An indecent proposal and a take it or leave it, offer, were among the terms used by Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs to descr Read more


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Source: SMN-News
15 May 2020 03:27 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The French and Dutch Governments are currently having some issues with the border controls and who are allowed to cross the French and Dutch border announced Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs on Friday. Jacobs said that the French Prefet Sylvie Feucher (State Government) seems to be fearful because the Dutch side has more active cases on their sides while the French only has one active case.

Jacobs said that the Dutch side did extensive community testing and they have been open and transparent with the results Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
15 May 2020 08:41 AM

Prime Minister & Chair Of The Eoc Silveria JacobsUpdates On Covid-19 Developments May 14, 2020

Prime Minister and Chair of theEmergency Operations Center (EOC)Silveria Jacobs hereby updates the general public fortoday, Thursday,May14, 2020,as part of the process to keep the community of St. Maarten informed about the latest developments and the Governments COVID-19 containment, mitigation and response measures.

Based on the latest available data provided by Collective Prevention Services (CPS) Epidemiologist Eva Lista-de Weever, for today, May 14, 2020, as of 4:00 PM, there have been no new reported COVID-19 confirmed cases. The data does, however, show an increase of one more person in self-quarantine and two more persons in self-isolation. The number of persons with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 currently hospitalized at the Mobile Medical Pavilion has decreased to two patients Read more


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Source: SMN-News
15 May 2020 06:58 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister and Chair of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Silveria Jacobs hereby updates the general public for today, Thursday,May14, 2020,as part of the process to keep the community of St. Maarten informed about the latest developments and the Governments COVID-19 containment, mitigation and response measures.

Based on the latest available data provided by Collective Prevention Services (CPS) Epidemiologist Eva Lista-de Weever, for today, May 14, 2020, as of 4:00 PM, there have been no new reported COVID-19 confirmed cases Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
15 May 2020 05:59 AM

Cost Cutting Measures Discussed With Unions Government Awaiting Further Feedback From Ccsu

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – On Wednesday, May 13th, the Council of Ministers met with the unions for a second time, to discuss the proposed cost-cutting measures for Government. Some of these suggestions directly influence Civil Servants, thus deeming it necessary to discuss these measures with the spokespersons of the Committee of Civil Servants Unions (CCSU). This was the second meeting held with the Unions to discuss cost-cutting measures. During the first meeting, Government made the following proposal: cut its own salary by another 5% which is a total 20% cut 10% off salaries over NA 8,000 Cut of vacation pay 2020 off salaries over NA 4000 Also included in the proposal is freezing or postponement of bonuses etc.


None of the proposed cost-cutting measures would apply to anyone making under NA 4.000, -, which the Minister of Finance stressed in his opening remarks during the press briefing earlier that Wednesday Read more


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Source: SMN-News
14 May 2020 08:18 PM

Cost Cutting Measures Discussed With Unions.

Government awaiting further feedback from CCSU

PHILIPSBURG:---  On Wednesday, May 13th, the Council of Ministers met with the unions for a second time, to discuss the proposed cost-cutting measures for Government. Some of these suggestions directly influence Civil Servants, thus deeming it necessary to discuss these measures with the spokespersons of the Committee of Civil Servants Unions (CCSU). This was the second meeting held with the Unions to discuss cost-cutting measures. During the first meeting, Government made the following proposal:
cut its own salary by another 5% which is a total 20% cut
10% off salaries over NA 8,000
Cut of vacation pay 2020 off salaries over NA 4000
Also included in the proposal is freezing or postponement of bonuses etc.

None of the proposed cost-cutting measures would apply to anyone making under NA 4.000, -, which the Minister of Finance stressed in his opening remarks during the press briefing earlier that Wednesday Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
14 May 2020 03:50 PM

Persons Stranded Abroad Urged To Register At Foreign Relations

PM Silveria Jacobs

PHILIPSBURG--Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Chairperson Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs on Wednesday urged St. Maarten residents who are stranded abroad to register at St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
14 May 2020 01:50 PM

Civil Servants Union Leaders Reject Cost Cutting Measures.

Civil servants union leaders reject cost-cutting measures Exactly one week ago the Council of Ministers started a discussion on cost-cutting measures which will affect civil servants. Why the COM wants to cut in salaries, vacation allowance, periodic increases, etc from civil servants? According to the honorable Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs Ms. Silveria Jacobs and the honorable Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion, these cost-cutting measures are needed, because COVID 19 has affected the income of the government of Sint Maarten and from the Netherlands Read more


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Source: SMN-News
13 May 2020 06:25 PM

Civil Servants Salary Cuts Sparks Heavy Discussion With Unions And Com.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Council of Ministers are depending on the various unions to support them in the planned salary cuts for civil servants announced Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion and Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs.
Minister Irion said that he is of the opinion that the meeting with Council of Ministers and unions went well even though the unions expressed concerns about the proposed salary cuts as they battle to keep the country afloat post COVID-19 Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
12 May 2020 04:51 AM

No New Covid-19 Cases For Dutch Side In 13 Days

Silveria Jacobs

PHILIPSBURG--As the curve continues to flatten in Dutch St. Maarten, the country has not recorded any new coronavirus COVID-19 cases in thirteen days, Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Chairperson Prime Minister Read more


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Source: SMN-News
11 May 2020 06:44 PM

GREAT BAY:--- NAGICO Insurances will reopen to the public as of Wednesday; April 13, following the announcement by the Prime Minister and Head of EOC; Silveria Jacobs on Sunday, to reopen businesses on the island in strategically planned phases.
In a statement, NAGICO indicated that while the green light has been given, to reopen their office immediately, NAGICOs Management took the decision to officially re-open its doors to the public on Wednesday; May 13, to allow for certain health and safety measures to be fully implemented Read more


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